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For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Many diseases and conditions can be prevented or controlled through appropriate personal hygiene and by frequently washing parts of the body and hair with soap and clean, running water (if available). Good body washing practices can...
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Good, Clean Fun!

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Henry the Hand leads youngsters on an exciting adventure through coloring worksheets, word puzzles, and comic strips on everything they need to know about preventing the spread of germs by washing your hands.
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How the Body Works: Immune Cells

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nate is learning about human body systems, and in this episode he finds out about how important the immune system is. The leucocyte army explains that bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites can pose a threat. The nose serves as the...
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How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Many hand sanitizers claim to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria—is that true? Learners explore how hand sanitizer actually works and how effective it is in an interesting video. They learn how hand sanitizer works to break apart the...
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Micro-Biology: Crash Course History of Science #24

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Robert Koch and his team of scientists identified the germs that cause diphtheria, typhoid, pneumonia, gonorrhea, meningitis, whooping cough, tetanus, plague, leprosy, syphilis, and more—that's some important work! Over a period of 100...
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Soap and Water Science

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Learn about germs without getting sick! An interactive resource prompts learners to identify the dirtiest surfaces on a city street. Class members then participate in a demonstration about washing dirty hands and how using soap can kill...
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Biofilm: A New (Gross) Thing to Worry About

For Students 9th - 12th
Slime is fun, except when it is the glue holding together the bacteria that makes you sick. This video explains what biofilm is, how it works, and why it is terrifying. It also focuses on the illnesses caused by biofilm, the way...
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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How a Few Scientists Transformed the Way We Think About Disease

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
During the first few sniffles of a cold, you can't help wondering where you picked up the illness. Watch an Ed Ted video that details the difference between miasma theory and germ theory, and the ways that Dr. John Snow's research...
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Empower your pupils to be germ stoppers! The heart of these lessons lies in stopping the spread of germs and keeping clean hands in order to prevent cases like a respiratory infection. It includes a game to simulate how germs can spread...
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Give your youngsters a comprehensive introduction to the importance of washing hands and preventing the spread of germs in three activities, which include identifying what germs are, discovering where germs live, and practicing a variety...
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Germs Away

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
From covering your mouth when you cough to skin infections, this resource is packed with lessons and activities designed to build awareness of the importance of proper hand washing for the prevention and spread of disease. It includes...
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How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Much the chagrin of mothers around the world, germs are everywhere; it's unavoidable. Learn how these microscopic invaders have evolved different ways of spreading from one host to another with this short instructional video.
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Handing Out Germs

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
You've been infected! Learners discover how easily germs can spread through a simulation in which classmates interact and exchange notecards that have been "marked". 
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Human Body Series: Immune System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When you work with school children, teaching about immunity and illness prevention is a priority! This approach includes a discussion, kid-friendly online articles, a creative writing assignment, and a quiz on the role of leukocytes and...
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Antibiotic Attack

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine how antibiotics work and why they are effective. In this antibiotic lesson, students discover that when harmful germs get inside the body, the immune system may not be strong enough to fight the germs off.  Students play...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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4th Grade Food Safety Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
From a high-speed hand-washing lesson to identifying important nutrients in fruits and veggies, this resource has several activity ideas and worksheets for teaching food safety to your learners.
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Hand Washing Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An engaging experiment allows scholars to understand why the recommendation is to wash for 20 seconds with soap and water — while making them aware of their own habits! 
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The Two Friendly Hands!

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Through a fun and light-hearted hand puppet performance, your little ones will learn about the ways that germs are spread from one person's hands to another, as well as how to get rid of germs by washing or sanitizing your hands.
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All About Germs

For Students 4th - 6th
How do people get sick? Youngsters explore the world of germs and microbes with a lab sheet and science investigation. After identifying the unhygenic practices in a picture of a kitchen, fifth graders conduct an experiment with bread...
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Tissue, Please!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the proper manners to reduce the risk of spreading or catching colds and flu. They discover good cold-season manners from reading aloud Tissue, Please! They complete an art project to reinforce good cold-season manner